MNBC invests $16.6M into early learning and childcare programs, services

May 5, 2021
Métis Nation BC (MNBC) has announced that it will be investing over $16.6M into early learning and childcare programs and services. In addition to providing $500K for the Miyoopimatishihk (Wellbeing) Program, MNBC will provide $500K each to the Métis Early Years Cultural & Language Program, Métis Family Connections, and Métis Early Years Family Gatherings and early years programing in Chartered Communities. MNBC will also invest $5.5M into land, properties, and buildings for Métis children and families; $1.5M into non-profits and service providers that will support Métis families; and $1M into the development of Métis Early Childhood Education professionals. “This budget supports improving education, health and social outcomes for young Métis children that is Métis focused and includes early learning, Métis culture, parental involvement and social support,” said Debra Fisher, Minister of Education. “We are excited to have the capacity to partner with our Métis Chartered Communities and Métis children and family non-profits to improve the lives of Métis families throughout the province.” NationTalk (BC)